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The American Diabetes Association will be honoring Diabetes Awareness Month by dedicating each week within the month to focus on a “different face of diabetes.” Week 1 will be centered on “Caregivers.” Week 2 will focus on “Employees.” Week 3 is for supporting “Diabetes around the world.” Week 4 concentrates on the “At-risk population and Week 5 will wrap up with “Youth and Type 1 Diabetes.” Show your support by volunteering at one of these events.
Kmart has been a long time supporter of the diabetes community. Just recently, the company has taken another giant step in their commitment by becoming a National Strategic Partner (NSP). Kmart announced their support and collaborated with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) on October 1, 2007. As a National Strategic Partner, Kmart has agreed to join the ADA’s mission to help prevent and cure diabetes by raising $1 million.
The American Diabetes Association has created a Women and Diabetes Workgroup and its mission is to “represent, involve, and affect.” According to the ADA, 9.7 million women have diabetes. The alarming fact is that one third of those affected are not aware. Diabetes is a deadly disease that is common amongst African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, and Asian/Pacific Islander women. The efforts of this group and many alike, the goal is to help prevent, cure and bring awareness to those affected by diabetes.
Are you looking for ways to reduce your risk of diabetes? Through a new study, researchers have discovered that people who walk to work lower their risk of type 2 diabetes, which is also related to obesity. Type 2 diabetes is characterized as the body’s resistance to insulin. Insulin is a hormone used to help regulate blood sugar. Dr. Kyoko Kogawa Sato of the Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine believes that by walking, you increase your body’s sensitivity to insulin.
More than 6.2 million people are at risk of having diabetes but unaware. The American Diabetes Association has created a “diabetes risk test” to see if you are developing or at risk of diabetes. If you are African American, Latino, Native American, Asian American and/or Pacific Islander it’s recommended that you take this test.
Start Your New Life by Saving a Life
Planning for a wedding can be very expensive. However, the American Diabetes Association has found a way to get your money back. Instead of spending thousands on wedding favors, why not contribute to a worthy cause and save money at the same time. Wedding donation announcements and invitation cards are now tax-deductible when you donate to the American Diabetes Association.